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Bangor University

Research Excellence

#1 Research Excellence

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Bangor University has a strong tradition of conducting research that reflects our importance as both a regional and an international university. Research performance measures of research income and outputs show that Bangor University is a world-class research based university with global impact. This research excellence can be found across all of our academic disciplines: Arts, Sciences, Languages, Business, Health, Sports and Technology.

Teaching and Learning

#2 Teaching and Learning

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The high quality of teaching offered at Bangor is reflected in the University’s performance in a range of student surveys. For instance, we’re ranked in the Top 10 in the UK for Courses and Lecturers (What Uni Student Choice Awards 2014), and 92% of Bangor students rated their experience of the University as excellent or good in a recent national survey of new students. A number of innovative approaches are currently being developed to further enhance our teaching and learning.

Location

#3 Location

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Based in a stunning location minutes away from Snowdonia National Park and the stunning coastline of Anglesey, Bangor University is ideally located for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors. You needn’t be a climber or sailor to enjoy the beauty of the area – picturesque beaches and a rich history, including ancient castles and forts, ensures that there’s plenty to interest everyone.

Research with impact

#4 Research with impact

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Researchers at the School of Computer Science are developing 3D computer graphics combined with haptic or ‘force feedback’ devices to create complete whole-body simulations to train surgeons and other medical professionals in how to undertake various medical procedures. The University is also developing a new science park on Anglesey which will bring together leading academic research and commercial development.

International community

#5 International community

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With a reputation for being a small and friendly city, Bangor is also a multilingual and multicultural community. Not only does a large percentage of the local population speak Welsh as well as English, but the diverse staff and student population helps makes Bangor a truly international destination where people make lifelong friendships.

Investment

#6 Investment

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The University is investing heavily in an ambitious campus development plan. A new Arts and Innovation Centre called Pontio, new accommodation for 600 students, new sports facilities, and new teaching facilities are already completed or in construction. We’re also moving ahead with exciting new plans for our science facilities as part of our estates strategy, which has European support.

The University is investing heavily in an ambitious campus development plan.

#7 The University is investing heavily in an ambitious campus development plan.

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A new Arts and Innovation Centre called Pontio, new accommodation for 600 students, new sports facilities, and new teaching facilities are already completed or in construction. We’re also moving ahead with exciting new plans for our science facilities as part of our estates strategy, which has European support.

Student experience

#8 Student experience

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Bangor prides itself on the quality of the student experience offered – guaranteed accommodation, the low cost of living, the excellent student support and stunning location all contribute to this. Free membership of student clubs and societies, one of the largest Peer Guiding schemes in the UK, a new international experience programme and employability award scheme are among the many benefits of studying at Bangor.

Arts and Innovation

#9 Arts and Innovation

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Bangor’s new Arts and Innovation Centre Pontio is home to a theatre, a studio theatre, a cinema, design and innovation centre, Students Union, spacious lecture theatres, social learning spaces, bar, café and much more. This new building is a catalyst for interacting with businesses, students and the local community and offers academics a great opportunity to showcase their research.

Sustainable energy production

#10 Sustainable energy production

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Research into photovoltaic materials at Bangor in collaborations with industry has led to significant investment in plant and pilot products in the form of photovoltaic roofs, currently undergoing outdoor testing. This research brings closer to reality the idea that buildings will soon be able to generate their own power.